Parents and students often wonder whether weighted or unweighted GPA will be submitted as part of the application, and which is given preference by an admissions committee. First, it’s important to note that the use of weighted vs. unweighted GPA is at the discretion of your child’s high school. As such, students do not choose between one or … Continue reading Weighted vs. unweighted GPA
By now it’s no surprise to hear “online,” “virtual” and “Zoom” as placeholders for our usual classroom lexicon. The 2019 – 2020 school year wrapped up with an abrupt transition to online learning and left many students with more questions than answers. As universities find ways to deliver high quality content via unconventional teaching channels, … Continue reading How has online learning changed since COVID-19
If you’re like many students, you may have several academic interests. How are you supposed to select a major and demonstrate interest to colleges when you’re curious about two, three or even more subjects? Below are some suggestions that will allow you to get a more in-depth understanding of various academic subjects and how they … Continue reading Determining an academic interest
While it may feel like the school year has just begun, now is already the right time to be thinking about your courses for next year and potentially subsequent years of high school. The courses that you choose throughout high school —- and the grades you receive in those courses — are arguably the most … Continue reading What high school courses should I take?
If you are an international student applying to college in the US and your school doesn’t offer AP courses, you may wonder if self-study for AP exams is worthwhile. To help you decide, start with these questions: What is your goal? There are a range of reasons students choose to self-study for AP exams: To … Continue reading Do international students need to take AP exams?